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SDC London Region & TI London Section - The Printed Spectrum
25 April 2014 9:00am - 1:30pm
London College of Fashion, John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ

The SDC London Region and the London Section of the Textile Institute warmly invite you to join them at this prestigious joint seminar - The Printed Spectrum - that will be held in the Rootstein Hopkins (RHS) tiered space.

Chaired by Dr Graham Clayton - Chief Executive of SDC.

Speakers include:

Barry Forrestor from Standfast, dyeing and printing on textiles using several techniques
Eric Nunn from Poem
Laura Green, a digital print designer of Tom Cody London
Stuart Jackson from EOS Systems will be speaking on 3D printing in the textile sector
Andre Wilkins - The Wilkins Group

Non-members: £20 online £25 on the door
SDC & TI members: £10 online £15 on the door
Students: £5 online £10 on the door

Book online:

Ian Smith:
Bill Bohm:

If you want to pay on the door - you still must register online to comply with venue security procedures and gain entry to the event.



23-26 April 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Textile Institute will be exhibiting as part of the BTMA British Pavilion which is being supported by UK Trade and Investment.

INDO INTERTEX 2014 is one of the key exhibitions showcasing a full range of textile machinery and accessories from Textile and Textile Products industries.  The exhibition is well recognised as a creative exhibition which is intended to safeguard domestic market for textiles/ textile machinery products as well as to increase exports.

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InDIGO 3: Denim Expo
24, 25, 26 April 2014
Noida, New Delhi, India

InDIGO is the ONE and ONLY denim trade event in Asia, conceived to cover the entire denim value chain, from fiber to finished products, and provide an unmatched opportunity to all stake holders and segment leaders, from across the globe to show-case their offerings to a large gathering of professionals.

The two day event comprises of a denim exhibition, and a concurrent conference. The hybrid format of the event allows a comprehensive dissemination of knowledge by way of a physical display of the latest and the best range of products and technologies, and a simultaneous dialogue in the form of interactive sessions in the conference.

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The Textile Institute Annual General Meeting
15 May 2014
Manchester, UK

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of The Textile Institute will be held on Thursday 15 May 2014 at 11.00hrs in the 2nd Floor Board Room, St James’ Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ, UK.

Copies of the Calling Notice and Agenda for this meeting are circulated to all members with Issue 1 of textiles 2014. They may also be downloaded from the Members-only section of the Institute’s website.

A meeting of Council will take place in the afternoon of Thursday 15 May 2014.


The Textile Institute London and South East England Section present:

GRAHAM JONES - The Internet Psychologist
Understanding Online Behaviour

Wednesday 21 May 2014 6.30pm

Graham Jones is a psychologist who specialises in understanding how people use the Internet and behave online. He advises companies on better ways of using the Internet to improve their business.
He is the inventor of "The CLICK System", a five-step method of analysing an organisation’s web presence to test its psychological impact.  Graham is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Buckingham and an Associate Lecturer at the Open University. He is the author of 29 books, including the latest paperback, Click.ology: What Works in Online Shopping.  Graham is a Member of the British Psychological Society, the Society of Authors and is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.

London College of Fashion, Room G05, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EX
Nearest Tube Station: Holborn

Prices:  Members (inc. SDC) & LCF Students Free, Non-Members £5, Other Students:  £1

Enquiries to E:
0208 4495968

Poster for more details



5th International Conference on Textile and Clothing
26-27 May 2014, Lahore, Pakistan

University of Management and Technology, School of Textile and Design in collaboration with Textile Institute Manchester (TI), Pakistan Chapter and Society for Dyers and Colourists (SDC) UK, Pakistan Chapter are hosting a two day international conference. The conference will showcase Modern energy Tools, environmental sustainability and economic and Social sustainability in textile industry. Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The major aim is to provide the platform for presenting innovative ideas among engineers, researchers, scientists, industrialists, professors and students about modern tools to be applied in textile industry, especially solutions for energy and alternative resources, implementable technologies and forthcoming economy issues. The theme 'Reshaping a Sustainable Future through Advancement in Environment, Energy and Economy’ is in line with the vision of the School of Textile and Design and directs towards enhancement of energy resources that could shape a sustainable future.

The general aspects to be covered  in the conference are renewable energy, smart grid, green technology, energy policies and economy, sustaining green reservoirs of energy and environment, sustainable education and international cooperation and innovation for technology transfer. A number of international speakers will deliver keynote lectures in specialised areas of green energy technology and sustainability under the umbrella of recent industrial requirements. In addition, parallel sessions will be conducted by notable invited presenters in their niche areas.

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Leather - from Beast to Beauty - Faking it!
4 June 2014, London

TI Corporate member, The University of Northampton, in association with Leather Wise Ltd and World Trades Publishing (World Leather, World Footwear and WSA magazine) are organising a conference, Leather ... from Beast to Beauty, which will take place on 4th June in the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall, London. This will be the 5th of such conferences and this year's theme is fraud in the leather supply chain and how to combat it. As everyone is aware, counterfeit leathergoods are rife and not only is there monitory damage to a brand, but also loss of reputation since fake goods are rarely of the same quality.

The conference is aimed at anyone in the leather supply chain from leather manufacturer through leather product design and manufacture to retail and will cover many aspects of fraudulent activities, some of which are not often considered e.g. terrorism and theft. As in previous years, thanks to generous support from the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, we will also select 20 of the top University design students who are using leather in their collections to attend the conference free of charge and display some of their collections to potential customers/employers.

If you would like further information about this important event, please contact , visit or phone +44 (0) 151 928 9288


New Product Development, Balanced Sourcing Short Course
9, 10, 11 June 2014, Horwich, UK

The Textile Institute and NWtexnet are delighted to announce they will be hosting this three day short course.  Balanced sourcing is the integration of new product development with a strategy for outsourcing your manufacturing capacity. Business leaders who have used the programme have declared this to be a world class training programme that has helped their company to see the bigger picture and significantly rationalise their approach to product development and manufacturing.  The course will provide a practical, workable toolkit for getting the best out of New Product Development and/or manufacturing capability and an understanding of how these disciplines can work together to strengthen your competitive position.


Booking Form - One Day
Booking Form - Two Days
Booking Form - Three Days


Visit to Mellor Mill, Marple and PowerPoint Presentation
Thursday 12 June 2014, 6.00 pm

The Manchester & Cheshire Section of The Textile Institute is pleased to announce that Prof John Hearle, Chairman, The Mellor Archaeological Trust has very kindly agreed to help in organising the above prestigious, informative and social visit for Members of the Section/The Textile Institute and their guests. Mellor Mill is on Lakes Road on the way to Roman Lakes, SK6 7HB.

When it was built by Samuel Oldknow, a close friend of Richard Arkwright Junior, in 1790-92, Mellor Mill was the largest and most impressive cotton mill in the world, the template for the later mills of Lancashire and Cheshire and the final flowering of water power with an amazing collection of tunnels. The mill was burnt out in 1892 and the land reverted to woodland in the beautiful Goyt Valley between Marple and Strines.

The Mellor Archaeological Trust of which Professor John Hearle is Chairman, has received a grant of £1.5M from the Heritage Lottery Fund, jointly with Canal and River Trust, for the project "Revealing Oldknows Legacy: Mellor Mill and the Peak Forest Canal in Marple". This follows a small excavation in 2009, which found pieces of a singeing frame in a cellar, and the clearing of the wheelpit under the centre of the mill in 20011-12. More has been uncovered since, including the later boiler and engine house. The new project will excavate and open to the public the whole complex including workshops, gasworks and Oldknow’s mansion.

The evening will open with a tour of the three areas of the site and then move to Roman Lakes Leisure Park (the former millponds) for a short PowerPoint presentation by Prof John Hearle on Oldknow and his works followed by a buffet supper. All inclusive for £15.00, payment should be made in advance.

6.00 pm: Arrive, parking is available near mill. Tour of mill complex.
7.30 pm: Presentation by Prof J Hearle: Samuel Oldknow; entrepreneur & country gentleman.
8.15 pm: Buffet supper.

For any further information please contact:
Prof Kim Gandhi (Section Chairman) E: T: 0780 170 8878

To register please contact:
Leanne Bigwood (Administrator/Receptionist) E: T: 0161 237 1188

Booking Form


16-20 June 2014, Shanghai, China

The Textile Institute will be exhibiting at the show and we look forward to welcoming new friends and old at our stand.

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China
Hall No. W5
Stand No. D12

For further information please visit:


is organising the 21st international conference on

July 7-10, 2014



JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, Bucharest, Romania
Special Track: Recent Advances in Fast Fashion Research
Track Chairs: Gaynor Lea-Greenwood and Liz Barnes

Gaynor Lea-Greenwood and Liz Barnes have, for some time, been pursuing and supporting research in the area of Fast Fashion, whilst recognising that from a phenomenon it has now become the ‘norm’ for much of the fashion retail sector. However, as we now move this research theme on, there are a number of developments in fast fashion including but not exclusively related to internationalisation, media interest, marketing communication and sustainability.
Based on some positive feedback at previous conferences and continued interest in this research topic, we are Chairing a special track at the forthcoming EIRASS conference dedicated to recent research in fast fashion. If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration in this special track, please follow the instructions in the general call for papers below, submitting your abstracts by 1st November 2013 direct to both the track Chairs: AND

Call for Papers


Introduction to Textiles - Training Short Course
30 Sept - 2 October 2014, Manchester, UK

This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp and Weft Knitting, Nonwoven Fabrics, Dyeing and Finishing and Fabric Testing and Analysis.

Booking information coming soon.


Future Technical Textiles (FTT 2013) - International Conference
15-17 October 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, is pleased to play host to the 6th International Istanbul Conference on Future Technical Textiles with a theme of "Recent Advances in Innovation and Enterprise in Textiles and Clothing". The conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet leading personalities with research, management and technology experience from all over the world.

There will be an optional two days of short technical courses, 13 & 14 October 2014 with the conference taking place 15 - 17 October 2014. World renowned speakers from academia and industry will deliver plenary lectures on break through novel products and cutting edge research into the future of technical and advanced textiles.

For further information please visit:


The 89th Textile Institute World Conference
2 - 6 November 2014, Wuhan, China


The Textile Institute is delighted to announce that Wuhan Textile University, China, with the support of Deakin University, Australia will be hosting the next World Conference. China is considered to be the largest fibre producer and textile manufacturer in the world. Wuhan Textile University is the only 'textile' named university in China. Wuhan City is centrally located with easy access by international and domestic flights and the fast train network in China.

This invigorating environment is the perfect place to unite with like minded people, focussing specifically on innovation from fibre to fashion in both research and industrial applications.

The conference aims to provide a significant platform for industry and researchers from around the world to meet, discuss, share and disseminate findings for future collaborations and is anticipated to become a catalyst for enterprising spirit among the participants.

The Textile Institute and Wuhan Textile University hope the conference will provide the opportunity for TI Members along with industry representatives to take part in this prestigious event. Presentations from industry and education are invited providing an international platform for information exchange and networking.

Visit the Conference website for the Call for Papers and further details -


Parliamentary Lunch FULLY - FULLY BOOKED
21 November 2014, House of Lords, London, UK

The Textile Institute, UK Region, will be holding the annual Parliamentary Lunch at the House of Lords on Friday, 21 November 2013. The luncheon will be held in the Cholmondeley Room and on the Terrace, hosted by The Lord Haskel CText ATI, a past World President, who kindly enables us to have the use of the venue.

The annual lunch has become very popular with both our national and international members. A feature of the event is that after lunch we are usually able to arrange a tour of the Palace of Westminster with the help of guides very knowledgeable of the extraordinary history of the place.  Members and their guests from destinations outside London also often find it convenient to enjoy the subsequent weekend as a city break.

The lunch is not restricted to members of The Textile Institute. It therefore allows senior executives from both business and education, whether members or not, to network in a unique environment, and perhaps offer hospitality to clients or customers.  

The lunch is now fully booked.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Emma Scott, Events & Professional Affairs Manager.

T: +44 161 237 1188



AgResearch New Zealand to host 43rd Textile Research Symposium
2-3 December 2014

AgResearch will be holding the 43rd Textile Research Symposium from the 2nd to the 3rd December 2014 at Hotel Chateau on the Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. This international symposium, the Japanese edition of which is popularly known as Mt Fuji Conference, will be supported by the Textile Machinery Society of Japan along with a number of other organisations and businesses. The conference will cover presentations on textile research in a wide range of fields from fibre science to apparel engineering, including:

Fibre and Polymer Science
Textile Processing
Dyeing, Finishing, Coating and Laminating
Technical Textiles
Performance Evaluation
Design, Fashion and Clothing Science
Wool and Natural Fibres, and their Yarns and Textiles
E-Textiles, Sustainable and Bio-based Materials and Textiles
Nano-fibres and Nano-materials
Mathematical and Computer Modelling
Textile Objective Measurement Technology

Presentations are invited on the above subjects with a submission of abstracts for papers and posters. Registration will open in April. Please contact convenor, Dr Surinder Tandon, CText FTI; for further details. Information on this symposium, paper submission and registration is available on AgResearch website:

AgResearch is a Government-owned Crown Research Institute focused on supporting the pastoral sector through scientific research and development. Our purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand's pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value-chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.  This includes research to maximise the profitability of producers and processors of New Zealand's most important textile fibre: wool. We undertake research into wool and wool products across several research teams with expertise in textile technology, fibre science, biomaterials and protein science.



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We are constantly developing new events that benefit our members. We would like to hear from you or your company if you have a need for a particular subject to be covered through our conferences and events. Please contact us to have your say.

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